NGO seeks justice in accident victim’s case
LUDHIANA: Seeking justice in the case of Akhilesh Maingi, who died on August 6 as a municipal garbage collection truck hit him, the Akhilesh Maingi Memorial Society wrote a letter to the Punjab governor here on Thursday.
Akhilesh was a medical student of Class 12. Though police of division seven had registered a case against Darshan Lal, driver of the truck, under Section 304, could not arrest him after even two months of the incident.
Ashok Malhotra, a member of the society, said the deceased's family members had met police commissioner SS Chauhan twice to ensure the arrest of the driver.
Though the commissioner assured them of the driver's arrest, he was still roaming free.
Malhotra said Akhilesh's family was disappointed, as the accused was roaming free and was even driving the municipal corporation truck.
He said the accused filed an application for anticipatory bail in the court of justice SK Arora at district court, but his bail application had been rejected.
The society had also sent letters to the chief minister and Punjab state human rights commission demanding justice.